THE MAN WHO MENDS WOMEN (112 NR)
VIRTUAL CINEMAPOLIS SCREENINGS BEGIN 11/6
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A portrait of the impressive life and work of internationally renowned gynecologist Doctor Denis Mukwege from the Democratic Republic of Congo. He received the prestigious 2014 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought and 2018 Nobel Peace Prize for his struggle against sexual violence. Mukwege medically assisted over 46,000 sexually abused women in sixteen years of professional practice.
Sexual violence against women has been used as a weapon of war for years in the violence-ridden and poverty-stricken Democratic Republic of Congo. In order to provide medical, psychological and emotional aid to the victims, Dr. Mukwege founded the Panzi hospital in Bukavu in 1999. Besides his work as a physician Dr. Mukwege also defends human rights and seeks to raise global awareness on the issue of sexual violence in his country. He condemns the political reluctance to tackle the problem and is not afraid to hit the nail on the head.
Director: Thierry Michel
Writers: Thierry Michel, Colette Braeckman
“Thierry Michel signs a work as shattering as it is fascinating.”